Phillipsburg seeks $3.5M infrastructure grant

PHILLIPSBURG, N.J. – Phillipsburg Mayor Todd Tersigni mentioned Tuesday evening that he has been working with U.S. Rep. Tom Malinowski (D-NJ seventh District) to get the city a federal infrastructure grant of practically $3.5 million. 

The cash would assist fund repairs to the city’s ageing sewer system, components of which “date again to the 1800s,” Tersigni mentioned. 

Whereas the funding is just not a positive factor, he mentioned, the request is shifting via the steps in Washington, and can come up for vote in Congress quickly. 

Councilman Keith Kennedy mentioned that including a visitors management officer to handle Union Sq. visitors “is just not fixing something.”

Whereas the officer, whose time could be paid for by the Delaware Joint Toll Bridge Fee, would be capable to manually management the sunshine on the Phillipsburg aspect of the Northampton Avenue “Free” Bridge.

Nevertheless, except the Pennsylvania Division of Transportation adjusts the timing of the lights on the opposite aspect of the bridge, the measure does nothing to alleviate congestion, Kennedy mentioned.

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